Archive | September, 2014

2014 Firehouse Ride a success!

We had over 120 bikes attend the Firehouse Ride this morning, enjoying gorgeous weather and fantastic food. We’d like to give a big thank you to all of our supporters, and everyone who came to ride and/or eat with us. These are a few photos from this morning, as the crowd was gathering before the start of the ride, during Father Bob’s blessing, and then the kickoff of the ride. We could not have asked for better day for the approximately 50 mile ride. More photos will follow, so check back in with us.

Msr. Robert Weiss

Msgr. Robert Weiss blessing both bikes and riders


2014 Ride kickoff

2014 Ride kickoff

Motor Vehicle Accident on Main Street

Saturday morning, September 20, 2014 Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Main St in the area of Mount Pleasant Rd. Crews arriving on the scene found an injured occupant being cared for by Newtown Ambulance and a fluid spill. The tractor trailer truck involved lost the contents of its fuel tank in the accident. Members contained the fuel spill and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified and summoned to the scene. CT DEEP assumed control of the environmental cleanup and Hook & Ladder returned to service in just under two hours.

Read the Newtown Bee article here.

Company Drill

Monday evening, September 15, 2014, Newtown Hook and Ladder held training on ventilation practices. Utilizing a vacant structure on Cedar Hill Rd. donated to the Hook & Ladder for training purposes department members got the chance to practice ventilation techniques. Focusing on vertical ventilation crews performed several evolutions on the roof cutting ventilation holes. Twenty one fire department members and officers attended this training.

Hook & Ladder Allocation May Be Structured As A Grant, Not ‘Gift’

It appears that a $1.5 million capital allocation that has been pending for several years as the Newtown Hook & Ladder Fire Company secured and planned to build a new headquarters could be restructured as a grant, with terms. Until recently, officials were describing the assistance being provided so the volunteer fire company to establish its independent headquarters as a “gift.”

Read the Newtown Bee article here.

Structure Fire on Alpine Circle

Shortly after 6pm on Tuesday September 2, 2014 Newtown Hook & Ladder responded to assist Sandy Hook Fire Department for a reported structure fire on Alpine Circle. Arriving crews from Hook & Ladder on Ladder Truck 114 and Engine 1 went to working stretching a hand-line to the basement and sending a crew to the roof for vertical ventilation if needed. After the fire was extinguished Hook & Ladder crews assisted with overhaul, checking for hidden fires on the first floor and in the basement. Members remained on the scene for just under two hours before returning.

See the Newtown Bee article here.